Woodturning Basics with Will Myers Part 1: Turning Tools, Lathe, & Roughing a Spindle

//Woodturning Basics with Will Myers Part 1: Turning Tools, Lathe, & Roughing a Spindle

In the above video Will Myers teaches the basics of woodturning for woodworkers. He starts by showing how to prepare and center the wood, then discusses woodturning tools & parts of the lathe. And finally he begins roughing out a spindle for a classic cherry shaker candle table. This tutorial comes from the class and DVD: “Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand with Will Myers“. If you’d like to build this historical candle stand along side Will Myers, you can register here for the upcoming 3 day class at my school. It will be held Thursday – Saturday, May 10th-12th, 2018 in Earlysville, Virginia.

Will Myers Hancock Shaker Candle Stand table woodworking workshop

You can also purchase the DVD or Digital Download video in my store here.

DVD case for Building the Hancock Shaker Candle Stand with Will Myers

Part 2 of this tutorial will be released in a few days, so make sure that you’re on our newsletter list (here) so you can be notified!  Here are a few more photos of this charming candle stand:

Hancock shaker candle stand sitting on woodworking workbench in workshop

Will Myers standing at a woodturning lathe

Hancock shaker candle stand sitting on woodworking workbench in workshop

Table legs of hancock shaker candle stand

2018-03-12T19:49:11+00:00

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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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I enjoyed the video with the exception of a safety concern.

If I had used a lathe in shop class with my sleeves rolled back like that I would have gotten an earful. Loose clothing around rotating machinery can be disastrous. If you are selling videos to beginners then please err on the side of caution with respect to safety.

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